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Ethical practice in learning through participation: Showcasing and evaluating the PACE Ethical Practice Module

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • In 2008, Macquarie University introduced the Participation and Community Engagement (PACE) initiative,

    which embeds units in the undergraduate curriculum that involve learning through participation, including

    service learning and work-integrated learning (WIL), that is mutually beneficial to the student, the University

    and the partner organisation. Ethical practice is thus an integral part of this initiative. However, the issue of

    ethical practice in these approaches to learning has not been comprehensively addressed (Peterson et al, 2007)

    with research ethics in undergraduate curricula also warranting further examination and integration (Crabtree,

    2008; Tryon et al., 2008). To support both students and staff at Macquarie University, we have collaboratively

    developed and begun to trial an innovative, holistic module to teach ethical practice in Participation units. It

    includes ethical theory, applied ethics, research ethics and ethical practice in PACE. The significance of this

    module lies in its flexibility, accessibility, and applicability to a multi-disciplinary and institution-wide

    audience. In this paper we evaluate the effectiveness of our module and present preliminary findings, which

    comment on the flexibility and usefulness of the module in supporting and preparing students for participation

    activities. We also reflect on how this module can be developed further and suggest avenues for future research.

Authors


  •   Baker, Michaela (external author)
  •   Beale, Alison (external author)
  •   Hammersley, Laura Ann. (Dr)
  •   Lloyd, Kate (external author)
  •   Semple, Anne-Louise (external author)
  •   White, Karolyn L. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Baker, M., Beale, A., Hammersley, L., Lloyd, K., Semple, A. & White, K. (2012). Ethical practice in learning through participation: Showcasing and evaluating the PACE Ethical Practice Module. In M. Campbell (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2012 Australian Collaborative Education Network National Conference (pp. 14-19). Melbourne: Australian Collaborative Education Network.

Start Page


  • 14

End Page


  • 19

Place Of Publication


  • Melbourne

Abstract


  • In 2008, Macquarie University introduced the Participation and Community Engagement (PACE) initiative,

    which embeds units in the undergraduate curriculum that involve learning through participation, including

    service learning and work-integrated learning (WIL), that is mutually beneficial to the student, the University

    and the partner organisation. Ethical practice is thus an integral part of this initiative. However, the issue of

    ethical practice in these approaches to learning has not been comprehensively addressed (Peterson et al, 2007)

    with research ethics in undergraduate curricula also warranting further examination and integration (Crabtree,

    2008; Tryon et al., 2008). To support both students and staff at Macquarie University, we have collaboratively

    developed and begun to trial an innovative, holistic module to teach ethical practice in Participation units. It

    includes ethical theory, applied ethics, research ethics and ethical practice in PACE. The significance of this

    module lies in its flexibility, accessibility, and applicability to a multi-disciplinary and institution-wide

    audience. In this paper we evaluate the effectiveness of our module and present preliminary findings, which

    comment on the flexibility and usefulness of the module in supporting and preparing students for participation

    activities. We also reflect on how this module can be developed further and suggest avenues for future research.

Authors


  •   Baker, Michaela (external author)
  •   Beale, Alison (external author)
  •   Hammersley, Laura Ann. (Dr)
  •   Lloyd, Kate (external author)
  •   Semple, Anne-Louise (external author)
  •   White, Karolyn L. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Baker, M., Beale, A., Hammersley, L., Lloyd, K., Semple, A. & White, K. (2012). Ethical practice in learning through participation: Showcasing and evaluating the PACE Ethical Practice Module. In M. Campbell (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2012 Australian Collaborative Education Network National Conference (pp. 14-19). Melbourne: Australian Collaborative Education Network.

Start Page


  • 14

End Page


  • 19

Place Of Publication


  • Melbourne